Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) March 29, 2007
OPESNET Corporation today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in both Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions, recognizing OPESNET's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, OPESNET has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and the proven ability to meet clients' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.
Mid-Sized Businesses Benefit with OPESNET's Gold Certification
Mid-sized businesses without an agile, robust IT infrastructure lack timely access to relevant and real-time information they need to plan, manage and scale their operations, resulting in lost revenue, reduced productivity and increased operational costs. By expertly designing and managing its clients' underlying IT infrastructure to align with their strategic business initiatives, OPESNET leverages Microsoft's technologies to help companies create a competitive organization that can rapidly adapt to changing business dynamics, adhere to compliance regulations, develop new market opportunities and provide value to all company stakeholders.
"We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program," said Jaco N. du Plessis, President and CEO of OPESNET. "Standardizing on the Microsoft platform, OPESNET provides a combination of hosted and on-premise managed IT solutions focused on Optimized Infrastructure, Unified Communications and Network Integration. We work closely with clients, using our extensive experience in business and IT operations, to determine their desired business outcomes and to deliver dynamic, customized solutions to meet their unique business requirements."
"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group and Microsoft Corp. "They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes OPESNET Corporation as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."
OPESNET Earns Two Microsoft Competencies
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, OPESNET had to declare at least one Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.
The first competency OPESNET earned was in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions. The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing complex infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory® and Microsoft Host Integration Server-based design and deployment solutions, as well as Microsoft Exchange Server migration or deployment solutions. Because customers are increasingly asking to do more with less, partners with the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency can identify their unique skill in helping customers access management solutions, improve operational efficiency and reduce security risks. Specializations within the competency are Active Directory and Identity Management, Exchange Migration and Deployment, Hosting Solutions, System Management and Storage Solutions.
"Our industry partners allow us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers. And we're always looking at ways to improve our relationships," said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of the Server Applications at Microsoft Corp. "Solutions competencies enable Microsoft to provide resources and training to partners seeking to meet, and even surpass, customer needs. The competencies also provide industry partners with a way to showcase their expertise to customers that depend on them for services, such as building critical infrastructure including storage and hosting solutions."
OPESNET's second competency is in Networking Infrastructure Solutions. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their expertise in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.
"We place tremendous value on our partners that help us deliver solutions and applications to customers," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "Solutions competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise's expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace. It also allows companies to demonstrate for customers their knowledge of building solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as setting up networks using Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Small Business Server 2003."
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.
About OPESNET Corporation
OPESNET Corporation is a nationwide provider of IT outsourcing and consultative services and solutions designed for fast growing, mid-sized companies with business-critical IT needs. Through a combination of hosted and on-premise managed IT solutions focused on Optimized Infrastructure, Unified Communications and Network Integration, OPESNET ensures the highest levels of information availability, security, collaboration and business continuity for its clients at an affordable and predictable cost. Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, OPESNET services clients throughout the continental U.S., with operations in Colorado, Georgia and Texas. For more information about OPESNET, call 888-310-2027, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.opesnet.com.